Charles Etta McVea was born November 4, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel & Mattie Mills McVea, Sr. At an early age she joined Mt. Ararat Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Richardson. Later in life, she joined Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church where she was an active and dedicated member. She was a faithful member of the Gospel Choir, United Methodist Women, Nominaton Committee, Courtesy Committee and Evangelism Committee. Likewise, Charles Etta belonged to “The Fabulous Seven Birthday Club”.
Charles Etta attended Grant Elementary School and Dunbar Junior Middle School. She graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1967. She attended St. Phillips College and received her Licensed Vocational Nursing diploma in 1969. She worked at Santa Rosa Hospital for over 20 years and retired. She was employed at Cardiology Clinic and had received her 20 Year Recognition Pin this year. She was also a strong, supportive, volunteer for the San Antonio Zulu Association’s “Taste of New Orleans” for over 30 years.
Charles Etta was an outstanding example of strength with unyielding compassion for others. She was a loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews and left a profound impact. Her family and friends will remember her kind spirit, strong opinions, style, grace and wonderful sense of humor.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel & Mattie Mills McVea, Sr. as well as her siblings: Norris McVea, Sr., Tommie Ray McVea, Daniel McVea, Jr., Alred McVea, Billy McVea, Sr., Ruby Nell McVea Humphrey and Beverly Jean McVea Neuls. She is survived in memory by one brother, Warren Douglas McVea as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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